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9th June 2020

By Robert Ellis

A greedy squirrel needed a helping hand after getting its tail tangled in a bracket holding up a bird feeder.

RSPCA animal collection officer Vic Hurr was called to Sheep Wash Lane, in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, when someone found the stricken squirrel.

“I had to cut the bracket so I could slide his tail off as there was no way I could loop him back around as he was wriggling furiously,” she said. “He was very feisty but I was glad to see him with so much spirit as it meant he wasn’t in too much pain.

“He bit my hands several times so thank goodness I was wearing gloves. That’s gratitude for you.”

The squirrel was released following a quick check-up.